Rev. Dale Seffrood
Rev. Dale G. Seffrood, 86, formerly of Curtiss, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at St. Williams Care Center in Milbank, S.D. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Wiota Lutheran Church, South Wayne.
Dale Gilbert Seffrood was born March 29, 1933, to Lester and Elsie (Meier) Seffrood in South Wayne. He graduated from high school in 1951 and University of Wisconsin Madison Farm Short Course, 1952. As a young man, he also worked on the Alaskan railroad, built silos in the Madison area and served in the U.S. Army from 1956-58.
He received a BA in English from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1963, and Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., in 1967.
Dale and Eunice were married May 21, 1967. Rev. Seffrood and his family served Lutheran parishes in Houston, Minn.; Berthold, N.D.; Maddock, N.D.; and Curtiss – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Our Saviours Lutheran Church of Holway, rural Medford – his mother Elsie’s childhood home church.
Rev. Seffrood is survived by his wife, Eunice, Milbank, S.D.; three children and six grandchildren: son Paul and Julie Seffrood and Olivia of Huntington Beach, Calif.; son John and Annelies Seffrood and Sophia, Samuel and Elsie of Twin Brooks, S.D., and daughter Mary and Dan Milinko, Max and Benjamin of Wheaton, Ill.; five brothers: Wesley (Marian) Seffrood of Darlington, Harold Seffrood of Gratiot, Lawrence (Phyliss) Seffrood of Freeport, Ill., Willard Seffrood of Sandpoint, Ind.; and Donald Seffrood of South Wayne; along with brother-in-law, Alfred Lee, of Rice Lake; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Tappan) Lee of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen (Seffrood) Nenneman; infant sister, Gladys Seffrood; brothers-in-law, Donald Nenneman, Jacob Lee and Kenneth Lehman; and sisters-in-law, Darlene Seffrood, Anne Seffrood, Charlene (Lee) Lehman and Frieda (Mani) Lee.